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History in the making: Bill would suspend tax credits for some building rehabilitations

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY – The state Senate Finance Committee approved a bill Tuesday that would cut a tax credit for developers who restore historic buildings.

Senate Bill 977 would put a two-year moratorium on the 20-percent tax credit awarded to developers who rehabilitate a historic hotel or newspaper plant building, or any other certified historic structure. State Sen. Mike Mazzei, R-Tulsa, wrote the bill.

Read the 2016 economic forecast for Greater Oklahoma City in new report

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Take a look at the wealth of data in the 2016 Greater Oklahoma City Economic Forecast, which anticipates that low oil prices will continue to impact the local economy through the first half of the year. The forecast explores how the metro area benefited in 2015 from its economic diversity that offset employment losses in the oil and gas sector. Overall,

Quality Assurance Through CARF

Monday, February 8, 2016

For some, it’s peace of mind. For others, it’s a commitment to excellence and a dedication to the lives of people served. CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities), International carries different meaning depending on whom you ask.

OKC a preferred destination for visitors, conventions and outlook remains bright

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The latest issue of The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber's monthly newsletter, The POINT!, is out. In it, read this story about optimism in the outlook for its convention and visitors business: "The outlook for the 2016 convention and visitor industry in Oklahoma City is bright, according to the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), a division

Get the latest news on OKC's innovation district

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

New website launched to inform people about the innovation district Last fall, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber announced a local partnership with the Brookings Institution and Project for Public Spaces to study the area in and around the Oklahoma Health Center and Automobile Ally as an emerging innovation district. To keep you updated about what's going

Celebrating 10 years on the Oklahoma River

Thursday, January 28, 2016

By David Morris The Oklahoman Remember the North Canadian River? Growing up in Oklahoma City, I remember driving, well, riding, north up May Avenue towards the fairgrounds. It was always a reason to gauge the width of the water below. Often, it wasn't very wide. That's what I remember growing up in Oklahoma City back in the 1970s. But the now-named

Protecting big OKC events

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber is working with the National Rifle Association, the Oklahoma Second Amendment Association and other stakeholders to offer legislation during the 2016 session to expand and clarify existing gun laws. However, in doing so it is vital that we protect events that significantly benefit Oklahoma’s economy - and that

Join the Chamber in Washington

Friday, January 22, 2016

Join the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and local leaders on a two-day trip to Washington, D.C., in April to advocate for pro-business legislation at the nation’s capital. Our D.C. Visit ’16 will be Wednesday, April 27, and Thursday, April 28. The trip is open to Chamber members. The annual event includes personal briefings with